Yellow Trumpets are the harbinger of Spring. Years ago,
King Alfred was the rage. Now 'King Alfred type' may be
Unsurpassable or Dutch Master. The name matters not.
If you are not fond of the bright yellow, Ice Follies is a
nice early blooming Large cup Daffodil and persists well.
I forgot the name of this miniature.
So sweet in rough grass, early.
For naturalizing, I tuck Jetfire everywhere.
If not Jetfire, then Tete a Tete, miniatures fit in
along the edges of beds and among stones.
There are clumps of different daffodils in this long bed with some just now putting up foliage at the far end. I dead head as they fade. They are in a perennial bed where late spring growth will hide most of the maturing daffodil foliage.
The bed at upper right just visible with clumps of muhly grass has daffodils too.
Tahiti is one of my favorite doubles in the muhly grass bed. It has a spicy fragrance and is just beautiful in the garden.
Early Tazetta, Avalanche or Seventeen Sisters, an heirloom.
First Pink Charm blossom of 2014.
I keep finding one more to show. I did not show Sweetness jonquilla which lives up to its fragrant name, nor Carlton, which is a large cup yellow that is probably the most sold daffodil and unremarkable. I do not find Carlton to be the prolific naturalizer that it is marketed as, but it does persist.
Daffodil season here usually lasts about 3 weeks after the first scattered blooms until the last to open. The prolonged cold may extend the time this year.
I'm making notes of clumps with no blooms and those that might be happier elsewhere to dig and replant after the foliage ripens. There are some out-of the way areas where I just let the foliage ripen and no mowing is done until they turn yellow. He-who-mows KNOWS. Others are tucked behind or under perennials, daylilies being a good choice if not allowed to eventually take the daffodil space.
Where do you plant your daffodils and how do you manage ripening foliage?
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